Art in the Park, August 30 – September 1, 2014,
Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am-5pm
Art in the Park has been a part of the Marietta Square’s history since 1986 and takes place in and around the Historic Marietta Square and Glover Park on Labor Day weekend. It is a Marietta signature event and tradition that celebrates the arts featuring local and national artists from around the country.
This fine art extravaganza features an artist market, children’s art alley, and the famous Painted Pots. Art displayed will include paintings, photography, pottery, graphic arts, sculptures, jewelry, and woodworking from 175 of the countries finest artists. Festival guests will also have the opportunity to visit the unique shops and boutiques, restaurants, museums and galleries, take in a historic walking tour plus much more, all within walking distance of the festival.
It is an Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 event since 2007, ranked in the Top 100 Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine, is a Kaleidoscope Award winner from the Southeast Festivals and Events Association and a Pinnacle Award winner from the International Festivals and Events Association.
The festival is free with plenty of free parking on the street and in the Cobb County Park Decks located on Waddell St. at Lawrence St.
Chalk Spot; a Street Chalk Art Display
The Chalk Spot – a street chalk art display for children in kindergarten through 12th grade is scheduled for Saturday, August 30 during the annual Art in the Park Festival in downtown Marietta. Participants will have the opportunity to create one-of-a-kind designs in 3-foot square spaces. The art will remain on display throughout the festival-weather permitting. Registration is recommended and a discount will be offered for those who submit their application postmarked by August 15th. All registered participants will receive a 30 count box of chalk, certificate of participation and a “goodie bag”.
Proceeds will benefit the Marietta High School Art Club. Susan Pritchard, Art Club Advisor “is very excited about the opportunity for the club members to help produce the competition and is equally excited for the additional funds, which will be used for art show prize money”. The event is sponsored by Life University, Blick Art Supplies and co-produced by Marietta Art in the Park, Marietta High School and the High School Art Club. The event is free to watch and free parking is available in the Cobb County parking decks located on Waddell St.